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  • AIG takes direct flight on ILFC IPO

    Equities | 23 July 2011

    AIG has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and JP Morgan to lead the initial public offering for its aircraft-leasing unit, International Lease Financing Corporation (ILFC). The offering is expected to be sized at US$2bn and would represent a 25% stake in the unit, with the insurer to monetise the residual position through subsequent stock sales, according to a source fam

  • Micron Technology slices up convertible bond funding

    Top News | 23 July 2011

    Structured Equity Structure, share buyback and call spread point to bullish future

  • Convertibles struggle with relevancy

    Structured Equity | 23 July 2011

    The convertible bond market is struggling with relevancy. Attractive terms available on straight debt are simply too attractive for corporations to pass up. There is a role for convertible bonds in capital structures, but only for companies with high-growth profiles or those that cannot sell straight debt.

  • EcoSynthetix offers Canadian alternative

    Equities | 30 July 2011

    Growth, clean tech and speciality chemical investors buy into C$100m IPO of Canadian renewable business

  • Financial services feast on convertibles

    Structured Equity | 30 July 2011

    Financial issuers illustrate flexibility of convertibles with three approaches

  • Royalty trusts evolve to adopt risk

    Top News | 06 August 2011

    The royalty trust, a corporate structure in existence since the 1950s, is making a comeback. Emboldened by the low-interest-rate environment, exploration and production companies have revived the yield-oriented investment vehicle as a means of diversifying their funding streams.

  • Volatility drives share buy-backs

    Structured Equity | 20 August 2011

    US equity capital market bankers have been spending their days lately not trying to convince corporations to sell stock, but to buy it back. By all indications they are having little trouble as the amount of stock that has been bought back so far this year far exceeds what has been sold.

  • Groupon founder Andrew Mason

    Groupon CEO to tie the knot after planned IPO

    Top News | 26 August 2011

    This autumn is shaping up to be one to remember for Groupon chief executive Andrew Mason. The co-founder and CEO of the online coupons empire is planning to make his company public. He is also planning to tie the knot with his fiancée, musician Jenny Gillespie, who has featured Mason on one of her albums with him playing accordion.

  • AIG taxis towards IPO of ILFC

    Equities | 02 September 2011

    American International Group is moving forward with plans to sell off interests in its aircraft leasing business, International Lease Financing Corporation, through a series of stock sales. The insurer filed for an initial public offering of the unit on Friday, indicating that it would be followed by subsequent sales of stock with the goal of reducing the ownership stake to below 50% in

  • BATS joins fray for new listings

    People & Markets | 02 September 2011

    BATS Global Markets received approval from regulators last week for the rules of its planned stock listings business. This will provide issuers a third, lower-cost alternative to listing on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. The alternative exchange expects to launch its listings business in December.

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